For Irmi

Earlier in the week Irmi left a comment on my About page asking if I could explain the ins and outs of ‘Liking’ on blog posts. Irmi hails from Munich in Bavaria, but does not as yet have a blog of her own. Our paths have crossed on blogs we both visit and participate in, on a regular basis.

Can you tell me the way how one can “like” a comment at wordpress?

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The Like icon appears at the base of most published blog posts and all you need to do is click on it. Then your avatar will appear with any others already there. I think you might need to be logged into WordPress or have an Avatar in order to use the Like button.

Is there a deeper meaning in ‘Liking’ – besides being nice and friendly?

Likes are a way to show appreciation for a post or a comment. Some people use them to show they have visited without leaving a comment.I notice that some blogs have the facility to like a comment, but I do not use it.

Are there competitions for ‘liking’ a post or does the blog owner for instance get something for being ‘liked’ very often?

Not that I know of. Perhaps it gives them the boost to keep posting on a regular basis.

Thank you for visiting my blog and adding your tuppenceworth at times. We are kindred spirits when it comes to crocheting, I see. The blue scarf you mention stopped me in my tracks.

Did you mean the knitted mauve and white cowl using a random coloured yarn?  ‎ I saw it on Pinterest but did as I often do with 3D objects: work from my head without a pattern. I worked it on a circular needle, decreasing stitches evenly across every eight or ten rows. On most occasions it works out and since I do not sell items, it is not a problem if it is not exactly like the original. As my father was fond of saying: Every fault is a fashion!

I am pleased you enjoyed my trip down memory lane through the wool and craft shops of my (much) younger years.

Enjoy delving into the older posts. If you click on the Categories in the side bar and scroll down to Crafts and click on it, you might find some posts of interest.

20 thoughts on “For Irmi

  1. rummuser

    I generally use both when I comment on blog posts but, also just leave proof that I had read the post and have nothing to comment when I don’t have anything useful to say.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Ramana, you are very quick to ‘Like’ both here and on facebook. I also know from old that you like to go away and think about how to reply to a particular post. Thank you for those.

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  2. colonialist

    I don’t like or ‘Like’ the posts of those who scatter ‘Likes’ like confetti, simply to attract more readership. If they think you are a kindred spirit and would like you to visit their blog, they should say so in a comment. For me, a ‘Like’ means: ‘Been here; enjoyed the content’.

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      I too have some confetti callers who very often come from websites trying to flog stuff. I chosse to ignore those. You Col will never be ignored. I know I am overdue a visit to your place and in the next couple of days I hope to catch up. Alas I am still working on half speed where blog reading is concerned. 🙁

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  3. irmi

    Thank you very much for answering my questions in your today’s post. I indeed feel honoured. 🙂 Now I can understand that phenomenon of “Likes” at little better. And I did “like” your post right now!

    And yes, it makes sense to leave a post with a “Like”, when I have not the time or the words to comment, as the nice commenters above mentioned. Good idea, I will use it now and then. It’s kind of saying “hello” to the blog owner: “I’ve been there! See you!”. What I have not got yet is the possibility to “like” a single comment, as you did with one of mine recently. I will email you with a screen shot, maybe it’s easier then to check it out.

    And for the scarf: No, it’s not that one you referred to. It is the one you titled with “Scarving” – I relocated it, it’s on your post of March 12, 2014. That royal blue one. Maybe the wonderful colour attracted me as well as the pattern… 🙂

    Thanks again for your kind reply, Grannymar! Have a nice week end…

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Now I remember the blue scarf. A young friend admired it so I gave it to her, I know she will have fun swinging the pom poms over her shoulders. I did like that stitch, I must try it again one of these days.

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  4. Brighid

    Thanks for this post. I don’t usually use the Like on posts as I have to sign in do so.
    I’ve become frustrated with bloggers (not referring to you) that don’t reply to comments. Have quit several because of this, I don’t think they miss me… lol

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      If people take the time to comment, I like to show my gratitude by replying. I am still playing catch-up on my round of blogreading, but i know you will have patience with me for a few more weeks.

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  5. wisewebwoman

    Glad you’re chomping around again, I was just going to email you. I don’t use like on blogs as it breaches my anonymity and I don’t know how to fix that. When I don’t comment on my own blog posts it’s because many of the comments are “standalone” and don’t need my blessing. OR I’ve run out of time.
    I try and observe etiquette though in all internet interactions.
    Miss your posts missus.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      WWW, a litany of long and frustratring reasons are why I have been quiet, yet on the other hand I have been rather busy both at home and away. Hopefully after next week, things will settle down. I have a crafty post in the offing…. Watch this space.

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  6. Debra

    I enjoyed your conversation with Irmi. I think her question was a good one! I have blogged a long time now and I still sometimes feel a question about why I would “like” and then comment, but that’s often what I do. I rarely, if ever, just leave a “like.” There are times when I read a post and just don’t have time to comment, but even then I don’t typically leave a “like.” I have many readers who never do more than tally up a “like,” and I don’t worry about that too much, but it doesn’t give me much with which to learn more about them and so it reduces potential conversation to no more than a statistic. I suppose each of us finds the best way we can make this grand experiment in global friendship work smoothly for us. 🙂

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    1. Grannymar Post author

      Debra, I seldom use the ‘like’ button, preferring to leave a comment. That afterall is how conversations begin and conversations build friendships. I have been saying for years: Comments are the Ready Brek of blogging, the food of encouragement and often the inspiration for future posting. Stats. What are stats? I do know what they are, but have no interest in checking them, give me people anyday!

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